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of heavy jackson that was there. >> guest: yes, and i listened to lots of recordings of that speech. i had never quite heard that. maybe she allowed stage whispering and i want to believe that story. >> host: she loved him. the reason i'm at dr. king was because i was staying at her home in chicago as a young girl and dr. king would come by there and as a matter of fact i met him the day after he was hit in the head at guage part. remember the story click to talk about the story about him getting hit in the head in illinois. did you meet dr. king. >> guest: i only saw him from a distance. >> host: how close were you? >> guest: i tried to get as close as i could about a foot from the lincoln memorial but the notion as a 19-year-old that i would actually shake hands with him, that would have been the thrill of my life. i only saw him speak twice and both times i saw him as a member of the crowd. he came to ucla when i was student there and spoke so that was the other time. this was maybe 1965 something like that. >> host: how did that impact you? you have this long jersey on -- journey on th
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